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Take a bus trip through Costa Rica and it will quickly become clear that every village, no matter how small, has a church, a school and a football pitch. Which is why Alexandre Guimaraes, the Ticos' coach, responded to a draw that pitted his team against the hosts in tonight's opening game of the World Cup with the words: "It is an honour."

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IT IS hard to know whether Doug Flynn is a good, bad or indifferent appointment as Rentokil Initial's new chief executive. Brian McGowan, the chairman, has all too obviously been struggling to fill the post - it is now six months since he sacked Mr Flynn's predecessor, James Wilde - but it would be unfair and wrong to regard Mr Flynn as a desperate, scraping the bottom of the barrel type of appointment.

Doug Flynn to get pounds 2.4m for taking `last big challenge' at Rentokil helm

RENTOKIL INITIAL is to pay Doug Flynn pounds 2.4m to become its chief executive as compensation for forfeiting shares at Aegis, the media buying and market research group that he is leaving.

SHARES AND MARKET REPORT: Dresdner calls time on Rentokil break- up talk

IF WEDNESDAY was a day for takeover stories then yesterday was a day when many punters lost confidence in the rumours. The worst hit was Rentokil Initial, which finished down 4p at 153.75p, as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein dismissed suggestions that the company is vulnerable to a private equity break-up bid.

Market Report: Dresdner calls time on Rentokil break-up talk

If Wednesday was a day for takeover stories then yesterday was a day when many punters lost confidence in the rumours. The worst hit was Rentokil Initial, which finished down 4p at 153.75p, as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein dismissed suggestions that the company is vulnerable to a private equity break-up bid.

SHARES AND MARKET REPORT: Traders scramble for Egg amid renewed bid talk

CITY PUNTERS were busy piling into Egg shares from the start of trading yesterday, convinced that Prudential, the internet bank's biggest shareholder, is finally going to sell the group. Egg, where Prudential has a 79 per cent stake, saw its shares close 8.75p higher to 116p in heavy trading.

Rentokil at four-month low after profits warning

Rentokil warned yesterday that its profits would fall next year, sending shares in the rat-catching to security firm down by more than 5 per cent to a four-month low.

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